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Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
do that. they have to deal with their base in that way. >> eliot: president obama got significant criticism on the first couple of years of his first term on issues such as immigration and lesbian/gay issues as well and then suddenly there when he needed the base to come back he came out in support of same-sex marriage. and that solidified him as yes, once again he is our candidate. >> that's right. >> eliot: there you see him as the nimble politician, and i think that has carried him forward. >> as with bill clinton he is fortunate in his enemies right at the moment of election where you have this hard core opposition as clinton did with newt gingrich. and then people say maybe he'll unleash in the second term. i think people are concerned with obama as well, who is the real obama. >> eliot: yeah. but we do know that mitt romney is being sunk but his apparently feelty to the far right. and david stockman said this guy is a joker. >> that's right. they look at romney and say this is too far. the right has gone to an extreme that we never would have envisioned or endorsed and the c
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Sep 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
about those people. >> myth millionth paid just 14.1% in taxes last year, he keeps millions in bermuda and the cayman islands. he won't release his tax returns before 2010. >> eliot: then mr. obama made this comment to 60 minutes website. >> obama: do we see us sometimes going overboard in our campaign? areas where there's no doubt that somebody could dispute something we're saying that happens in politics. >> eliot: maybe the president is beginning to feel a little sorry for mitt romney don't do it mr. president. i'm joined now by thomas frank, and david catanese who is a reporter with political.com. david the un is meeting here in new york. i know that because you can't drive anywhere. it's gridlock alert every moment of the day, but the statements the president has made does it make the president a little bit vulnerable on foreign affairs which until now had been a strong suit for him. >> these are not the most el event comments the president has made. overall this doesn't his best interview. but i don't think this is sort of a game changer or doesn't rise to the level of th
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Sep 25, 2012 8:00pm PDT
was a governor. he seems like he would be the best person that could go against obama right now but i don't know what he's going to do. >> eliot: his campaign has turned himself into somebody who is invacuous. he gave those things up five years ago. put that editorial aside. let's go to the senate campaigns. where the battleground is. a few months ago people thought the republicans would take the senate. abby, do you think that's likely at this point? >> i don't know anymore. it was a sure thing. but the way it's looking now you have to look at the way local races follow a national race. and i think they're following in the footsteps. you're seeing what's happen inning virginia and massachusetts. i'm not optimistic about it. >> eliot: todd akin. has that not changed the entire dynamic? >> now that it looks like jim demint is going to start giving money to his campaign, even though the rnc and every other republican is trying to throw under the bus it does change the dynamic. >> eliot: today was the last day when todd akin could get out of the race permitting the republican party to
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
anybody knew four years ago. most americans tend to believe that. secondly, president obama has come across as a little more likable on economic issues. when people are asked who would you rather sit next to on an airplane flight for four hours president obama wins by 25 points. >> eliot: go on air force i. >> it is not that big a gap in terms of likability, you're also going to have a strong gap in terms of who do you like in terms of understanding your issues and your pocketbook. >> eliot: let me ask youing the same question, dick. there is a likability factor and the white house has been enormously effective over three or four months starting with bain. then the tax return issue. then the 47% tape which is a self-inflicted wound by the romney campaign. the aggregate effect of all of this has metastasized. people just don't like mitt romney. maybe intentionally unfair but how does he reverse that and on economic issues, if we don't feel he relates to us, how does he turn that around? >> i think voters think the obama agenda failed. the stimulus bill that was signed with great fanfa
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Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
debate may be not so -- it may be like john mccain and barack obama four years ago. the first debate was the first letdown. a lot of wonkiness. they didn't go after each other very hard. they were a little bit nervous in feeling each other out. >> eliot: the notion they would enjoy it, i can tell you i've been through debates nothing on term with that, you don't enjoy it. there are butterflies in your stomach when you walk out there. you know the campaign potentially rests on every utterance you make. there is the his tansey -- hesitancy no matter how skilled you may be, there is a hesitancy and a fear. that's unavoidable. >> how do you deal with glenn beck who is a master of television regardless of what people may think about him. they're using a nice picture of you grimacing. glenn beck has the smile and you don't. >> eliot: i'm trying to scare him. getting prefight cut to look bloodied and beaten up even before we start. it will be fun. in a way this emotionally is similar to what people go through in a debate. you want to make your points. glenn beck and i disagree as fundamenta
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